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Daniel Carl Theisen

November 19, 1960 — November 15, 2019

Daniel Carl Theisen

Daniel Carl Theisen went to be with the Lord, Nov. 15, 2019, and met up with his dad, stepfather, grandparents and many others who are dear to him and who have passed. Danny would have been 59 on Tuesday (Nov. 19). He died at OU Medical Center after battling lymphoma since May, 2019. Danny had a zest for life that was contagious. He would light every room with his infectious smile. Notorious for his great sense of humor, Danny was known by his nieces and nephews as their "favorite uncle". One of his specialties was the one-of-a-kind birthday cards he designed just for you on your special day. These were in addition to thoughtful gifts. Danny was loved by many and the memories he gave will last a lifetime. Danny was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Nov. 19, 1960. The Theisen family then moved and called Oklahoma City home beginning in 1964. He went to Christ the King Elementary and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1979. Danny spent his first two years of college at the University of Dallas where he studied architecture. During his sophomore year, Danny studied a semester in Rome, Italy. He then transferred to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor's of architecture degree in 1986. Danny was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at OU. Following graduation, Danny moved to Los Angeles where he spent seven years working as an architect. He was known for his attention to detail and creativity. These qualities also led him to numerous catering jobs in the bright lights of the city of angels. Following a year in Austin, Texas, in 1993, he moved back to Oklahoma City to be closer to family. He worked in architecture for CH Guernsey & Company, Elliott+Associates Architects, JBHR Architects and GSB-Inc. Architects. He also enjoyed a stint in the business industry with Independent Vision, an artistic lamp company.Nothing made Danny happier than being with family and serving his community. In addition to being the favorite uncle, he loved volunteering for Whiz Kids, Rebuilding Together and organizations that provided meals for the homeless, especially during the holiday seasons. Through his profession, he was also active in the growth of Oklahoma City and the arts. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Brad Theisen; stepfather, Louis Lepak; and grandparents, Carl and Mary Patterson and Phil and Lucille Theisen. He is survived by his mother Jane Lepak, stepmother Wanda Theisen, sister Mary Katherine "Kittie" Theisen Wise McDonald and husband Randy of Oklahoma City and their seven children and seven grandchildren, brother David Theisen and wife Cristi of Mustang, Oklahoma, with their three sons and one granddaughter, and brother Chris Theisen and wife Cathy of Lawrence, Kansas, with their two sons. Danny is also survived by nine step brothers and sisters and their spouses and children.
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Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christ the King Catholic Church

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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